Assistant Professor of History

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of History Requisition 202100110F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Commensurate with education and experience. Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of History Open Date 09/15/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Bernadette Pruitt Title
Chair, History of Slavery Search Committee
Box 2239
Huntsville, TX 77341 Contact Phone 936-294-1491 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of slavery, to begin Fall 2022. We seek an historian who specializes in slavery in the Atlantic World, and whose scholarship and teaching foregrounds the lived experiences of enslaved persons. The department is especially interested in candidates whose work maps onto one or more of the thematic tracks organizing the department’s M.A. program: (1) Rights & Identity; (2) War & Violence; and (3) Encounters & Exchanges. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the United States history survey, as well as upper-division courses and graduate seminars in the history of slavery. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Educational Requirements for the Position
Ph.D. in History strongly preferred, but those holding doctoral degrees in closely related disciplines may be considered. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment but ABD candidates may be considered. Experience Required for the Position Other Requirements for the Position
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Special Instructions Summary
To apply, upload a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, Chair of the History of Slavery Search Committee; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists prior to on-campus interviews); a diversity and inclusion statement, specifically addressing your qualifications and strategy for engaging all students at SHSU ; a writing sample of chapter length; one sample syllabus for an upper-division course on slavery; and three letters of recommendation. Upload the syllabus to the Teaching Portfolio link. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate’s advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation and anticipated defense date. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted. Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Portfolio
  6. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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